Music for Canberra Concerto Competition 2021 - Expressions of Interest - Music For Canberra


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We are delighted to announce that the Music for Canberra (MfCConcerto Competition is back in 2021! We are delighted to provide the winner of the Concerto competition with the opportunity to play as a soloist with the CYO. Do not miss out on this incredible performance opportunity!

All current Canberra Youth Orchestra musicians are eligible for enter the competition, as well as any musicians who auditioned for CYO for 2021. Candidates can perform on an instrument of their choosing (e.g. musicians may choose to present on the piano).


Applications are now open and close on 30 June. Candidates must submit an electronic recording of one movement of their chosen concerto for review by our independent Artistic Specialist Panel. Applicants can provide this recording with or without piano accompaniment. If selected to participate as a finalist, applicants will be provided with accompanist support by MfC for the final competition.

For further information about how to submit a video recording please contact MfC here.

Final Concerto Competition 

Candidates who are shortlisted as finalists will be notified by MfC by Friday 15 July. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to perform their chosen concerto movement with piano accompaniment at the Concerto Competition on the weekend of 11/12 September. 

The Concerto Competition will be a public concert and will be adjudicated by  our independent Artistic Specialist Panel. Results will be announced on 30 September.  

The independent Artistic Specialist Panel of adjudicators will select winner/s of the Concerto Competition to perform a movement of their chosen concerto with CYO at our end of year concert on 11 December

More than one winner may be selected at the discretion of the panel. All candidates will receive a copy of adjudicator reports by email on or before September 30.  

To apply complete the online application here. Applications close 30 June 2021.

We look forward to an amazing Concerto Competition this year!  

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